antacid

Definitions

General Science

Food

  • adjective controlling the amount of acid that forms in the stomach and therefore preventing or easing heartburn

Medical

  • adjective preventing too much acid forming in the stomach or altering the amount of acid in the stomach
  • noun a substance that stops too much acid forming in the stomach, used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal conditions such as ulcers, e.g. calcium carbonate or magnesium trisilicate
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